DROPS Baby / 6 / 24

DROPS Baby 6-24 by DROPS Design

Sweater in Muskat with cow, stripes and squares.

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Sizes: 0/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 - 5/6 years)
Finished measurements: 54-62-62 (72-76-80) cm

Materials: Garnstudio MUSKAT
(100% mercerized Egyptian cotton)
50 g./100 m
150-150-150 (200-200-200) g. Col. 36, jeans blue
50-50-50 (100-100-100) g. Col. 15, royal blue
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 03, dark mint
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 11, salmon
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 08, natural white
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 17, black

and: Garnstudio TYNN CHENILLE
(90% cotton, 10% polyester) 50 g.
50-50-50 (50-50-50) g. Col. 901, natural white

DROPS 3 mm and 3.5 mm circular and double pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

6-6-6 (6-6-6) DROPS wood buttons (button no. 503).

Muskat Blanket (see instructions under Model no. 20)

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Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm .

Garter Stitch, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.
Garter Stitch, when knitting in the round: *Rnd 1, knit. Rnd 2, purl *. Repeat from * - *.

Rib: *knit 1, purl 1*. Repeat from *-*.

Pattern: See charts. The pattern is seen from the right side and is worked entirely in stockinette st.

Front: Cast on 62-70-70 (82-86-90) sts (including 1 st at each edge for seam) on smaller needles with jeans blue and knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and knit Pattern 2 until the work measures 5-6-8 (8-8-8) cm knit as follows: 5-9-9 (15-17-19) sts jeans blue, Pattern 3, 5-9-9 (15-17-19) sts jeans blue (the royal blue border is put in afterwards in cross stitch). Use small balls or bobbins of dark mint on each side of the cow so that you do not float the yarn behind the cow.
When Pattern 3 is finished continue to knit stockinette st and jeans blue. When the work measures 28-30-33 (35-39-41) cm bind off the center 6-10-10 (12-18-22) sts for the neck. Bind off at each neck edge every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and dec 1 st 1-1-2 (2-1-1) times. When the work measures 31.5 - 33.5 - 37.5 (39.5 - 43.5 - 46.5) cm , change to royal blue and smaller circular needles and knit 3 cm rib for the buttonband - but after 1 cm make 2 buttonholes evenly distributed (1 buttonhole = bind off 2 sts and inc 2 new sts on the next row over the bound off sts). Finish with 2 rows garter st. The work measures 34.5 - 36.5 - 40.5 (42.5 - 46.5 - 49.5) cm and the rib measures 3 cm . Repeat on the other shoulder. Now embroider a row of cross sts around Pattern 3 with royal blue.

Back: = Cast on and knit as on the front, but after Pattern 2 continue knitting with stockinette st and royal blue (do not knit Pattern 3). When the work measures 31.5 - 33.5 - 37.5 (39.5 - 43.5 - 46.5) cm , bind off the center 14-18-20 (22-26-30) sts for the neck. On the next row change to royal blue and smaller needles and knit 3 cm rib for the button band and at the same time bind off 2 sts at the neck edge on the following row. Finish with 2 rows garter st, bind off all sts. The work measures approx. 34.5 - 36.5 - 40.5 (42.5 - 46.5 - 49.5) cm .

Sleeves: Cast on 34-34-36 (38-38-42) sts on smaller double pointed needles with jeans blue; join and place a marker at the join. Knit 4 rows garter st. Change to larger needles and knit Pattern 1 to finished dimensions. At the same time, after the garter st edge, inc 1 st each side of marker 5-7-9 (10-16-16) times:
Sizes 0/3 + 6/9 mos.: every 5th row
Size 12/18 mos.: alternately every 4th and 5th row
Sizes 2 + 5/6 years: every 4th row
Size 3/4 years: alternately every 3rd and 4th row
= 44-48-54 (58-70-74) sts. When the work measures 11-14-16 (17-22-26) cm bind off 3 sts each side of marker. Bind off at each side every other row: 4-5-5 (6-7-8) sts 3 times. Bind off all sts. The work measures approx. 13-16-18 (19-24-28) cm .

Assembly: Pick up approx. 50-60 sts around the neck in the front and over the sides of the buttonbands on each shoulder on smaller needle with jeans blue and knit 2 rows garter st, change to white and knit 4 rows garter st, change to royal blue and knit 2 rows garter st and at the same time, after the 1st "ridge" make 1 buttonhole in line with the buttonholes in the buttonbands. Pick up approx. 40-50 sts around the neck in the back and over the sides of the buttonbands on each shoulder on smaller needle with jeans blue and knit 2 rows garter st, change to white and knit 4 rows garter st, change to royal blue and knit 2 rows garter st, bind off all sts. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in the sleeves. Sew on buttons.


Diagram

= jeans blue
= royal blue
= dark mint
= salmon
= natural white, Muskat
= black
= natural white, tynn Chenille
= royal blue, embroided with cross sts


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